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Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
« on: January 28, 2022, 11:06:06 PM »
Wouldnít get too carried away lads. Sure itís only Macrory cup football, itís not that important  ::)

Did your lads no good  ;)

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Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
« on: January 28, 2022, 09:40:47 PM »
Amazing result for our Antrim players on that team

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Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
« on: January 28, 2022, 07:22:14 PM »
Yes, MR which makes it twice as bad, because there should be so much tradition up there in the city that normally you would expect to trickle down through the generations. But that definitely does not seem to have happened.

The All Ireland under 21winning team were 95/% City men too, where's all that ability and interest and genepool disappeared to?

We play Fermanagh tomorrow night and if you take the players adoring families out of the equation you could count on a couple of hands the die hards who are there most of the time, through thick and thin.

As has been said here many a time, Belfast is pish at football

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Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
« on: January 28, 2022, 06:21:10 PM »
not really sure what you want here Cloot.  Can't relocate St Louis and your posts suggest you feel its mindset cant be changed.

What I am driving at is that I think it is simply unrealistic to expect football ever to become the "main" game in St Louis or even for St Louis to get to and compete regularly at A level in football, no matter what steps the school may take to promote football.

In much of St Louis' hinterland, hurling is the main, if not the only, game. Soccer is strong in the area too. Those are just the realities.

As I pointed out in an earlier post, if a talented (or ambitious) footballer from the southwest is looking at secondary schools and sees St Louis' and St Mary's as equal academically, he goes to St Mary's if he wants a chance to play McRory. How can St Louis' ever be attractive to such a player from a football perspective?

That is the question being asked alright. So the discussion started off maligning our lack of schools competing in A competitions and even being consistent at the finishing line of B competitions. Alot of factors for that situation have been identified and some parts of a solution put forward in the context one one school St Louis.
No easy fix here fellas and we never even got started on the Belfast schools!
Months 13 odd years thereís been 3 wins a b grade football in Belfast. Hurling still the main sport at both schools (La Salle, and St Maryís) thatís where the silverware is and theyíll keep going down that road, every now and again a decent football team comes along.

That being said and answered, are Belfast teams only winners of McRory cup in Antrim?

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Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
« on: January 28, 2022, 04:26:12 PM »
As much as football is the main sport in the SW, hurling will be the sport that has and will be for a while to come number one in St Louis, St Mary's and Cross and Passion.


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General discussion / Re: TV Show recommendations
« on: January 28, 2022, 03:25:34 PM »
Heís very good. So far so good

Watching I, sniper: The Washington killers. Unreal, remember it well at the time but this joins all the dotís

Are there 8 episodes in that series?

Not sure. I'm on episode 3, the young lad involved is so candid about the whole thing. mad

I watched it before, only realising now that the version I watched had 8 episodes though, split the show into 44 minute segments whereas Channel 4 have stuck them near an hour long, hence the reduced episode count.  Cant believe it is 20 years though.

I remember the police sheriff at the time, he was under so much pressure

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Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
« on: January 28, 2022, 03:24:27 PM »
Guys I love my GAA and all that but would you not be sending your kids to the school that will give them the best education? Hurling/football aint going to pay the wages

That's the thing MR - they're all good schools - spoilt for choice

They are I know they poll well in the scores, for me picking a school was location and how well they perform, I didnt want a school where I had to hike to bring them to meet friends and pick ups and all the other crap ya don't think of at the time lol!

I suppose in the country they are travelling all the time, Its probably easier to go to south Derry than Ballymena for Cargin and Moneyglass ones

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Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
« on: January 28, 2022, 03:14:23 PM »
Guys I love my GAA and all that but would you not be sending your kids to the school that will give them the best education? Hurling/football aint going to pay the wages

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General discussion / Re: TV Show recommendations
« on: January 28, 2022, 03:12:27 PM »
Heís very good. So far so good

Watching I, sniper: The Washington killers. Unreal, remember it well at the time but this joins all the dotís

Was that the one where it was the boy in the boot of the car?

Aye, and the cops were tortured trying to catch them, its totally crazy and the back story also

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Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
« on: January 28, 2022, 11:28:42 AM »
Very true CB, last McCrory was mid 80s, not even featuring in McLarnon either, i dont really count Knock as most of those players are from the Down clubs.

Did La Salle not win this or in the final a load of years ago? and St Marys after that?

As for the failure of Belfast schools with 600k students, is that all the students in all the schools that play GAA?

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General discussion / Re: TV Show recommendations
« on: January 28, 2022, 09:29:28 AM »
Heís very good. So far so good

Watching I, sniper: The Washington killers. Unreal, remember it well at the time but this joins all the dotís

Are there 8 episodes in that series?

Not sure. I'm on episode 3, the young lad involved is so candid about the whole thing. mad

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Whatever rule is brought in there will be a tactic to ruin what the rule was brought in for.

If you go and watch a game from the 70's, even a top ended one, then watch a top end game from now and tell me which one is thought out and which one is kamikaze style

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Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
« on: January 28, 2022, 09:00:49 AM »
I prefer to blame the lazy teachers in Antrim who come into to teach but don't do anything else! Lazy B'astids

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Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
« on: January 28, 2022, 07:45:53 AM »
There are schools in Antrim that take sport very seriously, Inst Methody BRA, Ballymena Academy, Ballyclare High, and Belfast High. They employ a director of rugby who looks after the running of the school rugby teams.

Are there GAA schools that have an employed person whoís sole job is the running of the schools football team or hurling teams?

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General discussion / Re: TV Show recommendations
« on: January 27, 2022, 11:54:45 PM »
Heís very good. So far so good

Watching I, sniper: The Washington killers. Unreal, remember it well at the time but this joins all the dotís

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